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CFP: Anchoritic Session II (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
McAvoy E.

I am currently putting together two sessions for the Leeds conference next
year on behalf of the Anchoritic Society. The first, on anchoritic
iconography, is already full but I am keen to receive abstracts for a second
session on the intersections between sanctity and anchoritic enclosure.

The title of the session will be 'Anchoritism and Sanctity, Anchorites and
Sainthood' and I would like to receive abstracts for 20-minute papers by
September 1st. Please send abstracts electronically to
e.mcavoy_at_swansea.ac.uk or else by snail mail to Liz Herbert McAvoy,
Department of English, Keir Hardy Building, University of Wales, Swansea,
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales,
UK SA2 8PP

CFP: Medieval English Drama and Vernacular Theology (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
dlavinsk_at_umich.edu

Two Sponsored Sessions for the 41st International Congress in Medieval Studies
at Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 2006.

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, invites interdisciplinary, comparative, and global perspectives on
English drama and vernacular theology in the Middle Ages.

1. New Approaches to Medieval English Drama: Performing the Religious Other

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

•Representations of Islam and the East
•Christian-Jewish relations
•Representations of Catholics in Early Protestant Drama
•Women and gender in Corpus Christi drama

CFP: The Church and the Law (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
J. Sexton

The rights of lay Christians, clergy, and even the church itself were
accommodated in secular law in a number of ways. This session will engage
recent work on the complicated, interwoven relationships between medieval
legal and religious traditions.
The organizers invite papers from a variety of disciplines (including
literary studies, legal history, and cultural and institutional history),
and especially work which investigates specific instances of attempts by
lawmakers or clergy to enforce, expand, or curtail religious practice or
ritual.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

CFP: Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Alison Walker

 Submissions are invited for a session on
"Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain"
at the 41st International Congress on Medieval=20
Studies, 4-7 May 2006, in Kalamazoo.=20

Studies in hagiography tend to center around particular saints and their
reception in specific locations; they rarely explore the transitions of
a saint between locations and vernaculars, or from one mode of
transmission to another. However, these transitions are very often what
define saints in Anglo-Saxon and Early Middle English literature, and
for this reason are very important to elucidate in their early
manifestations.

CFP: Sex, Secularism & Enlightenment (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Lori Branch

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
37th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, March 30-April 2, 2006

Session Title: "Sex, Secularism and Enlightenment"

In <Formations of the Secular>, Talal Asad has described secularism as a
political ideology that took shape in the nineteenth century, based on the
concept of "the secular" that coalesced in early modernity and the
eighteenth century. What role did sex and gender play in this
conceptualization of the secular, in religious and non-religious texts and
identities? What are the sexualized components of a secular identity or
subjectivity? How do they impact the transformation of religious
identities in the period?

CFP: An Collins (10/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm
SCOTT HOWARD

Essays by emerging and established scholars wanted for a volume that
promises to be the first edited collection devoted to the poetry, life,
times, and literary reception of An Collins, author of _Divine Songs and
Meditacions_ (1653).

The working title for this project is: _The Image of Her Mind: An Collins
and the Historical Imagination_.

Essays on any aspect of Collins' work will be considered, but the
following topics/perspectives may be of particular importance for the
volume's design:

CFP: Countering Consumerism: Religious &amp; Secular Responses (UK) (9/30/05; 4/20/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
M.Kingston_at_londonmet.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

COUNTERING CONSUMERISM:
RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR RESPONSES

20 - 22 APRIL 2006

VENUE: GRADUATE CENTRE,
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

An interdisciplinary conference linking the themes of 'Spirituality' and
'Consumerism' is being organised as the major culminating event of an
ESRC/AHRB Cultures of Consumption Phase Two research project on
'Alternative
Hedonism and the Theory and Politics of Consumption'. The project is being
undertaken by Professor Kate Soper and Dr. Lyn Thomas within the
Institute for
the Study of European Transformations (ISET) at London Metropolitan
University.

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Criticism and the Divine (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Scott DeShong

Criticism and the Divine: a Society for Critical Exchange session at the
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, March
2-5, 2006.

Twenty-minute presentations concerning the notion (or concept, image,
invocation, etc.) of the divine or the sacred as it emerges for recent
criticism/theory of literature and/or culture. How is the notion
explicitly or implicitly defined, engaged, critiqued, avoided,
superseded, deflected, etc.?

CFP: Vladimir Nabokov: 1. Open panel 2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Work (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
cotugnm_at_muohio.edu

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 – 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

Papers welcome on any aspect of Nabokov's work. Preference will be given
to papers that do not discuss _Lolita_.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

This panel asks for papers that address the presence of religion, spirits,
and/or spirituality in Nabokov's work.

Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Converted Spaces: Religion and Spatiality (9/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Duane Corpis

For an upcoming issue of the journal Radical History Review that focuses on religion and politics, we invite authors to write and submit short articles or essays (12-18 pages, double-spaced) to be published in a special forum exploring the theme "Converted Spaces." We envision the forum to include 3-5 pieces that explore the following questions:

How do physical spaces (buildings, streets, shrines, natural landscapes) function as sites of contestation among competing religious groups? How do such sites accommodate multiple religious faiths?

CFP: Women in Judaism (Australia) (9/12/05; 2/12/06-2/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
Dr. Dvir Abramovich

Australian Association of Jewish Studies

18th CONFERENCE, 12th -13th February 2006,

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

AUSTRALIA

WOMEN IN JUDAISM

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Melbourne 3010 Victoria

Australia.

Call for papers. The Australian Association of Jewish Studies is pleased to
issue this call for papers to be presented at its 18th annual conference,
which will be convened at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
on 12-13 February 2006.

UPDATE: Religion, Secularism and Cultural Studies (7/15/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
Douglas Dowland

<apologies for cross mailings>

**Please note that the deadline for submissions on this issue has been
extended to July 15, 2005.**

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a referred academic journal dedicated
to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and
emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming
special issue on:

RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Guest Editors: Lori Branch and Everett Hamner

CFP: Identity and Marginality (grad and postdoc) (7/25/05; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 2:03pm
Gunnar Fabian Schuppert

eSharp is the University of Glasgow's open-access online journal for
postgraduates in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Run by
postgraduates, it aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into
the realm of academic publishing for emerging academics, including
postgraduates and recent postdoctoral students, the world over.
After the successful launch of our fourth issue, on 'Journeys of
Discovery', eSharp is delighted to announce the Call for Papers for
the forthcoming issue, on 'Identity and Marginality'. Please forward
the attached Call for Papers and help us to spread the word. eSharp is
very grateful for your help and support. In case you have any

UPDATE: The Bible in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Thought (1/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:03pm
Renée Dickason

New deadline:

La Revue LISA - LISA e-journal
The Bible in the Nineteenth Century:
The Word and its Re-Wordings in British Literature and Thought

The Bible has played a significant part in British culture since the
Reformation. It has been a major reference not only in the field of
religious experience but also, more broadly, in artistic expression and
intellectual reflection. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the
Evangelical Revival placed the Scriptures at the heart of religious
practices and certain Romantics reasserted the importance of the Bible by
offering new readings.

CFP: The Bible in Nineteenth Century British Literature and Thought (1/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 9:25pm
Frédéric Slaby

 

The Bible in the Nineteenth Century: the Word and its Re-Wordings in Bristish Literature and Thought:

 

The Bible has played a significant part in British culture since the Reformation. It has been a major reference not only in the field of religious experience but also, more broadly, in artistic expression and intellectual reflection. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Evangelical Revival thus placed the Scriptures at the heart of religious practices and certain Romantics reasserted the importance of the Bible in renewing its reading.

 

CFP: Christian Atheism (5/19/05; RSA, 3/23/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 1:11am
John Parker

Call For Papers: Christian Atheism (5/19/05; RSA 3/23-5/06)

Panel Proposed for the 2006 Renaissance Society
of America Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March
23-5.

CFP: Religion and Politics (3/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:56pm
Duane Corpis

Radical History Review invites submissions of abstracts for a forthcoming thematic issue exploring the subject of religion and its historical relations to politics, culture and society. We especially encourage proposals for articles with interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives.

UPDATE: Classical &amp; Biblical Ideas in the Early Modern Period (3/31/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 1:47pm
j.g.newton_at_durham.ac.uk

A CFP was issued last year about a volume being put together that will examine
the relationship between classical and biblical ideas in Great Britain and
Western Europe in the early modern period (c1536-1702).

For various reasons some authors had to pull out, and we have lost contact with
others whose email has apparantly changed, and we were not given new contact
details.

CFP: Shakespeare and the Reformation (3/15/05; MLA '05 and journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:12pm
Douglas Brooks

In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Shakespeare and the Reformation" (co-edited with Glyn
Parry), the journal will sponsor a special session at the upcoming
Annual Meeting of the MLA (Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 2004).

For both the MLA Session and the concomitant issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook we welcome proposals for papers that explore the ways in
which Shakespeare's plays and poems engage with the spiritual and
temporal consequences of religious change in Elizabethan and Jacobean
England.

CFP: Religion, Secularism and Cultural Studies (7/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 4:52pm
Douglas Dowland

<apologies for cross-postings>

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a referred academic journal dedicated
to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and
emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming
special issue on:

RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Guest Editors: Lori Branch and Everett Hamner

CFP: The Early Modern Inns of Court (UK) (6/1/05; 9/14/06-9/16/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 4:52pm
Jayne Archer

CALL FOR PAPERS, 'THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL WORLD
OF THE EARLY MODERN INNS OF COURT'

An international conference
Courtauld Institute, London
September 14-16, 2006

Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.

CFP: Sacred Tropes: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literary Works (6/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 4:51pm
Roberta Sabbath

*Sacred Tropes: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and
Qur'an as Literary Works*

An important academic publisher has expressed great
interest in a collection of critical essays, *Hebrew
Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literary Works.*
Well known scholars in the field from US, Canada, and
Europe are contributing. Seven out of the thirty
chapters are still needed.

Though much has been written about the Hebrew Bible
and New Testament, either individually or as a unit,
the combination of critical essays relating to all
three Abrahamic sacred texts does not occur.

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